40 Under 40 2023: Natalie Heacock of Patrick Lumber Co.

Natalie Heacock

Title: CFO

Company: Patrick Lumber Co.

In only a few years, Natalie Heacock rose to C-suite and board member roles in an industry traditionally dominated by men. As CFO for Patrick Lumber Co., Heacock is part of a company that generates $100 million in revenue and earned recognition for implementing streamlined processes for inventory-tagging, expenses, payables and IT support. She is active in the broader industry with appearances on panels on culture, market trends and hiring. She also promotes wood products through a podcast she created to explain the industry.

What it does: Manufacturer and distributor of wood products

What are your best leadership qualities? Empathy and an attitude of service

What’s been your career high so far? My career high was becoming a business owner of Patrick Lumber Company and a member of the Board of Directors.

What’s a challenge you’ve faced that ultimately made you a better leader? One of my biggest challenges was pulling my administrative group in to a cohesive team where they all support each other.

What’s something about you that might surprise others? I have a podcast about Lumber!! #lumberslingers

What is your favorite place in Portland? Any place with waterfront views, or Cibo.

What is your proudest accomplishment outside your career? Watching my three children grow into responsible and kind humans.

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